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I'M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF Returns to York Theatre Company for 14 Performances Only Beginning May 28

RETURN ENGAGEMENT BY POPULAR DEMAND!
14 PERFORMANCES ONLY! 
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
PRESENTS

I’M  A  S T R A N G E R   H E R E   M Y S E L F
A NEW MUSICAL

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY MARK NADLER

DIRECTED BY DAVID SCHWEIZER

FEATURING FRANCA VERCELLONI AND JESSICA TYLER WRIGHT 

PERFORMANCES RESUME MAY 28 THROUGH JUNE 9TH

AT YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

New York, NY (May 20, 2013) By popular demand, York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) has announced the return engagement of the new musical I’m a Stranger Here Myself, written and performed by Mark Nadler, with Franca Vercellonion accordion, Jessica Tyler Wright on vioinand directed by David Schweizer.

Performances will resume on Tuesday evening, May 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. and continue through Sunday afternoon, June 9 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  

The heart, soul and tears of the music that helped define Broadway in its golden age was inextricably linked to a magical -- and sinister -- several years in pre-WWII Berlin. It was a brief period when the creative strangers of the society -- poets, playwrights, Jews, gays and artists of all sorts -- were embraced and even exalted.  And it's this smart, sexy, jazz-fueled, booze-soaked era that the astonishing, multi-award winning entertainer Mark Nadler brings to life in I'm a Stranger Here Myself -- the deeply emotional undercurrents of a society about to break itself into a million pieces

It's an epic story, and at the same time a poignantly personal one, as directed by the gifted David Schweizer.  The songs of Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, Freidrich Hollaender, Marlene Dietrich—among others—express  the declarations of identity, the resistance in the face of terror, and the hopes for survival. One night with Nadler and you'll never think of the Weimar in the same way again…and stories from “the old country” will suddenly burst to life as the headiest, hippest, most sweltering time in recent history.

The creative team includes James Morgan (Set Design), Mary Jo Dondlinger (Lighting Design), Kimothy Cruse (Production Stage Manager) and Meg Friedman (Assistant Stage Manager).

I’m a Stranger Here Myself will play the following performance schedule:  Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets, now sale, are priced at $67.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 -6:00 p.m.).

For additional information, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org

Photo credit: Carol Rosegg.

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING

“Compelling!  A profoundly personal journey.”
The New York Times

“Mark Nadler ventures into history.
An extraordinarily engrossing one-man show!”
UPI

“FOUR STARS!His (Nadler) excellent account of Brecht and
Weill’s ‘“Bilbao Song’ bursts with saloon-style vigor. 
Ably directed by David Schweizer.”
Time Out NY

“A tuneful ghost story!  Smart narrative, expert musicianship
and a big reveal that lifts the whole thing to a higher plane!”
Bloomberg

“Unexpectedly moving!  Distinctive among shows of its kind.”
The Village Voice

“Entertaining, enlightening and rewarding! Memorable!”
CurtainUp

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